A Conversation with David Roth, Co-Chairman of the TBDA

Join us this week on Lyme Light Radio when I interview pioneering Lyme disease advocate David Roth. A man of great vision, compassionate understanding of the exploding Lyme epidemic and hard working foundation leader, David Roth has put his time, efforts and amazing business mind into a national awareness campaign in tandem with the terrific Staci Grodin, Charles Balducci, John Donnally and others at the famed Tick Borne Disease Alliance.

David’s great mission has been to unify the various Lyme disease groups, research efforts and foundations to create the strongest national force possible to help bring in the research dollars and momentum needed to ‘crack’ the denial, confusion and lack of assistance the Lyme disease crisis needs. He has ushered in a merger with the very renowned and respected Lyme Research Alliance in Greenwich, CT. The great good is that we now have a merged powerhouse called Global Lyme Alliance. David will elaborate on this significant step in the Lyme crusade as well as many salient topics on legal government matters, funding issues and more.

Please tune into WBLQ.net, LymeLightRadio.com or TheDrPatShow.com wednesday 4pm et/ 1pm pt for a first hand view as to the strides happening.  

David Roth is Co-Chairman of the Board of the New York-based Tick-Borne Disease Alliance TBDA. After being diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2010, following months of misdiagnosis, Mr. Roth committed himself to raising awareness about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Through his work with TBDA, Mr. Roth is leading efforts to advance initiatives aimed at developing a more reliable and effective diagnostic test for tick-borne diseases.

Mr. Roth is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Real Estate group. Before joining Blackstone, he was a Principal in the acquisitions group at Walton Street Capital. He received a BA from Dartmouth, a JD from New York University School of Law and is a Certified Financial Analyst Charterholder. He also serves on the board of Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School.

You will appreciate David’s candor, strategic thinking and ability to make risk a winning move.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH

KatinaMakris.com

Lyme Disease Co-Infections and Mold Issues with Dr. Neil Nathan

Ticks, the primary vector which transmit the bacterial infection of Lyme disease, are like miniature cesspools. They carry numerous other microbes, contributing symptoms akin to Lyme but slightly nuanced. These “co-infections” are difficult to diagnose via blood testing, and are maiming hundreds of thousands of people annually.

Joining us on Lyme Light Radio, Wednesday January 22, 1pm PT/4pm ET is Dr. Neil Nathan, the author of the wonderful nook, “On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks”.

Practicing at the renowned Lyme savvy Integrative medicine facility, Gordon Medical, in Santa Rosa, CA, Dr. Nathan brings us his expertise, keen intelligence and knowledge of how mold issues contribute to the Lyme disease equation, as well.

ImageAt the welcome invitation of his longstanding friend and colleague, Eric Gordon, MD, he joined Gordon Medical Associates in April 2009. This allowed him to become a part of this medical community, along with the bonus of being closer to his three children and his wife’s family, all of whom reside on the West Coast. Dr. Nathan opened the Fort Bragg branch of GMA in August, 2009.

Neil is a gifted physician who is passionate about healing. Since he loves to learn, he considers himself “always a student”, and gets fired up about learning new approaches that might work for his patients. Never satisfied to just learn superficially, when something grabs Neil’s attention, he will research and study with the person who really KNOWS how to do it, so he can maximize its clinical benefits.

Neil’s specialties fit right in with Gordon Medical Associates – Lyme Disease, thyroid disease, chronic illness, chronic pain, autism, and the use of functional medicine and alternative medicine whenever possible. Dr. Nathan has extensive experience with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, and uses the bio-medical approaches created by his good friend, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. For Lyme Disease, Neil works with botanicals, herbs and homeopathy, as well as antibiotics when necessary. He also has expertise in working with chronic pain clinics in Minnesota and Missouri, and really appreciates the opportunity to help relieve pain for those who are suffering. Regardless of the illness or condition, he spends time learning and getting to know each patient to determine how gently or aggressively to treat, and in what manner.

In addition to his background as a family practice physician, Dr. Nathan is also trained in a number of adjuvant modalities, including classical homeopathy, osteopathic manipulation including craniosacral therapy, prolotherapy, hypnosis and Reichian therapy. Dr. Nathan is passionate about seeking healing for those who come to him in need.

LLR is heard in Southern New England on WBLQ 1230AM and streams live on the internet at TheDrPatShow.com, LymeLightRadio.com and WBLQ.net

Having personally heard Dr. Nathan present at the International Lyme and Associated Disease conferences, I am truly honored to welcome this remarkable physician and educator to my show. He is a gifted healer with an enormous wealth of insight into the “Lyme equation”.

Please make sure to tune in, out interview witll be archived at TheDrPatShow.com and on iTunes, too!

Thank you listeners and Dr. Nathan.

Katina I. Makris, CCH, CIH
LymeLightRadio.com

Teenagers & Lyme Disease Podcast with Dr. Lantsman, Lyme Light Radio

Teenagers get Lyme disease! No age group is exempt from this bacterial infection, spread by the common tick. Incidence of cases contracted is soaring. I learned from researcher, Dr. John Aucott, that the 300,00 annual cases contracted in the USA surpasses the peak of the AIDS epidemic, which teetered at 104,000 cases annually in the late 1980’s. Everyone needs to be tick ALERT nationwide.

On September 4, “Lyme Light Radio with Katina” featured the subject of “Teenagers and Lyme Disease”. This is a powerful show. Please listen to the podcast HERE.

The esteemed Dr. Katherine Lantsman, mypathmedical.com, an Integrative Medicine physician who specializes in tick borne illness embodies my philosophy of success in overcoming Lyme disease. She has a strong handle on the complexity of symptoms this illness induces.

Killing the microbial infections (often more than just borrelia burgdorferi exists inside your body), defining the imbalances and depletions induced from a rampant infection, addressing food, allergies, fungal overgrowth, and tending to emotional and spiritual aspects of chronic illness, she integrates with aplomb. 

Please pay close attention to the case she shares of 18 year old “Roger”! It is fascinating to witness how Dr. Lantsman isolated the severe endocrine imbalances he was afflicted with, prominent endocrinologists said he was “fine” and lyme specialists claimed none of the known antibiotic therapies were effective with Roger. Defeated, seriously ill, diabetic, isolated, 30 lbs overweight and sinking at age 19, Roger has made enormous recovery strides in less than one year, via Dr. Lantsman’s Integrative Medicine skills. Her discussion with me is an eye-opener!

Teens often manifest vivid emotional, mental and neurological symptoms from ‘hidden’ Lyme disease infections. Since their nervous systems are still developing and hormones are being rapidly produced, if a bacterial infection sets up residence in their body,  ‘odd’ symptoms surface readily, while their very active immune response may keep physical symptoms at a milder display than adults. Each case is unique though, and a broad spectrum of symptoms may erupt.

Anxiety, insomnia, OCD, ADD/ADHD, headaches, depression, stammering, malaise, poor concentration, angry rages, panic, tics, tourette syndrome, are common manifestations in the nervous system teens easily display with Lyme, and are the majority of the time misdiagnosed, medicated and left malingering.

Body aches, sore joints or ribs, exhaustion, digestive disorders and brain fog are often dismissed as ‘teenage angst’. Lyme beware! The microbes are messing around with our treasured offspring’s chemistry. They are sick and typically misdiagnosed. I have met too many 20 year olds whom were put on adderall for years, complaining with a ‘soccer’ knee injury, and too tired to do homework. 

Get them properly test at Igenex or Clongen labs.

Chloe Rapp of Massachusetts bravely shared her ‘lost’ 9 years as a teen, near death’s door, despite aggressive Lyme antibiotic therapy, with us on-air. Thank you, articulate, empathic, intelligent Chloe for holding on to your beautiful spirit during these treacherous times in your life. I applause your tenacity and inner belief that you WILL recover fully, despite the damage Lyme disease and excessive antibiotics induced. Chloe’s message, conveyed in her interview, to promote support in school systems for teens dealing with Lyme disease can not be SHOUTED loud enough! I will help you get this platform going. Teens with Lyme need HELP!

It is my privilege to host “Lyme Light Radio”! Each week we look at Lyme disease and tick borne illness with a different lens. THere is so much we can learn from one another, as well as help promote awareness and dialogue. As always, I thank the powers that be, which helped place me in this role. Please share today’s link with your friends and group.

Dr. Lantsman and Chloe Rapp were profoundly honest and inspirational guests. Thank you for joining us and caring enough to help others. Also, thank you to our sponsor Advanced Cell Training, at AdvancedCellTraining.com, for helping Lyme Light Radio shine.

Katina Makris

LymeLightRadio.com

 

Schedule for August 18, Martha’s Vineyard, Lyme disease Events

Tick Borne Disease Alliance, based in NYC, and Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Center host a chock full day of Lyme disease educational, awareness and fundraising events. This is a significant day for the future health of our nation, as Lyme disease has now surpassed HIV as the fastest spreading infectious illness in the USA.

The CDC admits that the 30,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to them annually, are likely a mere 10% of the true number of cases actually contracted. When not treated promptly with pharmaceuticals in the early weeks of an infection, this shape shifting bacterial infection can morph into auto-immune style symptoms and illnesses. Millions of people in the USA are infected with Lyme disease and neither they nor the doctors are aware of this, as the standard lab test most turn to (if they even rcognize the Lyme suspicion at all) have a 70% false negative error rate. This means many of afflicted folks could ‘get well’, IF they got a proper Lyme diagnosis and treatments, instead of coping and deteriorating with Lupus, MS, ALS, fibromyalgia, CFS, RA, migraines, neuropathy and more.

TBDA, Lyme Light Radio, ILADS and more aim to end the denial, confusion and suffering surrounding the Lyme disease situation with their awarness, educational and fundraising efforts. Please join us on Martha’s Vineyard for this stupendous day, August 18. Or, tune in on-line to TheDrPatShow.com and listen in.

Here is the schedule:

Sunday Aug. 18th – Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Disease Event Schedule

Dr. Enid Haller, the host of the day, will welcome everyone as they arrive.

When Dr. Roni arrives (the 2nd host of the day)  she will say a few words.
 
 
Katina Makris and Dr. Pat will begin broadcast of Lymelight Radio.  They will broadcast from all three locations and interview these people throughout the day. To include:
 
John Donnally – cyclist
Dr. Enid Haller
Dr. Roni Deluz
Jodi Nass
David Roth
Dr. John Aucott
Lyme patients
 

9:30 – Bike riders begin to register for ride at Lyme Center,  38 panhandle rd.

10:00 – 11:30 – Book signing with Katina I. Makris, “Out of the Woods”, Edgartown Books

11:00 – Bike Ride begins,  goes five miles up middle rd to Chilmark Townhall.

Water will be available before, middle and end of ride.

 
1:00 -3:00  Katina I. Makris- Healing Lyme Disease talk and book signing at Chilmark Church (Introduced by Dr. Enid Haller)
 

Everyone goes home to shower and change for evening event

 
5:00 – set up food and drinks and music and PA at grange hall, West Tisbury.
 
6:00 – 9:00   Lyme Fundraiser, Grange Hall.
 
 
 

Program

 
6:00 – Dr. Enid Haller will welcome everyone and introduce Singers
 
6:15 – Dr. Enid Haller
 
6:20 – Dr. Roni Deluz
 
6:30 – TBDA – Jodi Nass/ David Roth
 
6:35 – Cape Cod Comm. College – Lorna Andrade
 
6:40 – Dr. Pat Bacilli- radio syndicate owner/host
 
6:45 – Katina I. Makris- Lyme Light Radio host
 
6:50 – Dr. John Aucott- John Hopkins
 
6:55 – Dr. K. Lantzman
 
7:00 – Movie – Lyme Stories of Marthas Vineyard
 
7:05 – Dr. Enid Haller Closes
 
 
Dinner and Dancing with Music until 8:30

Big event in Washington DC this weekend. The

Big event in Washington DC this weekend. The national Lyme disease rally, starts 10 am at Freedom Plaza and goes til 2:30 with a march to the White House at that point. See the link here for details of speakers and issues at stake. Mostly this is a plea for government assistance with the USA’s fastest spreading infectious illness- Lyme disease! Please share this –
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-976552

I have been asked to give the Inspirational Speech– it is my pure honor! NBC, ABC TV said will cover the event. We shall see!

Katina